On Sunday, the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance announced its issuing of a formal RFP, request for proposals, to community-based organizations in the areas that accepted then-President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge in 2014.
The alliance is an initiative of the Obama Foundation and will issue the proposal to about 250 communities. In the proposal, the alliance highlights its “commitment to investing in communities and organizations making steady progress that also have the potential to be proof points for what it takes to substantially improve life outcomes for boys and young men of color,” according to a press release sent to EBONY.
“Four years ago, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and, since then, hundreds of communities have stepped up and shown up for their boys and young men of color in extraordinary ways. We are excited to let these communities know the Obama Foundation remains committed to their success, and provide some tools and resources to help them accelerate the pace of impact and inspire action nationwide,” said Michael D. Smith, director of MBK Alliance and Youth Opportunity Programs at the Obama Foundation.
In the coming weeks, the alliance will release eligibility requirements and will start to accept applications in March. For more information or if interested in the program, sign up to receive updates at www.obama.org/MBKA.